News: Jameson 21 Years


Jameson 21 Years

Jameson is signing off with the introduction of a limited-edition release. 2,301 bottles of Jameson 21 Years will be available for whiskey fans to purchase via an online ballot to mark the end of the year.

Jameson 21 Years is a blend of single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys that were initially matured in a range of ex-bourbon and oloroso sherry seasoned casks at the Midleton Distillery for 18 years. Following on from that initial period of maturation, these whiskeys were then blended and re-casked into freshly emptied ex-bourbon barrels for an additional three years. 

These casks were then finally married with additional pot still whiskeys that had fully matured for over 21 years in first fill oloroso sherry seasoned wine casks. The final inclusion of these sherry casks add balance to the American oak contribution of toffee and dairy fudge, by delivering a heightened dried fruit intensity and extra layer of pot still spices.

Bottled at cask strength 57.2% ABV, the result is a spicy and full-bodied whiskey with a rich sherry contribution that brings dried fruit notes to the fore.

“Following an outstanding awards season for the Jameson family, including Jameson 18 Years Bow Street being awarded a Platinum Medal at the 2021 Beverage Tasting Institute, it seemed fitting that we should further mark this success with the launch of an extra special release,” explains Jameson Master Distiller Kevin O’Gorman. “This delicious whiskey embodies the craft and creativity for which Jameson has always been renowned.”

“With such a limited quantity available, we have decided to release the expression via an online ballot which is the fairest way to offer fans of Jameson the chance to get their hands on a bottle of this extra special expression.”

Jameson 21 Years will be exclusively available to consumers through two separate online ballots at an RRP of €310.

Source and image: Pernod Ricard / RTC